White paper: Building with Nature – a future proof strategy to cope with a changing and uncertain world

The natural system with all its dynamics in time and space forms a starting point within Building with Nature. The use of natural processes and materials in Building with Nature implies that solutions themselves are also inherently dynamic as processes evolve both in time and space. For instance, vegetation develops and sediments are redistributed. This is considered a strength of Building with Nature with respect to uncertainties in the problem space: making dynamic natural processes part of the design provides opportunities for flexibility and adaptability to deal with unforeseen developments and emerging complications.